2011 Saltwater Outings Plan

The 2011 Saltwater Outings Plan has been revised and is still in-progress at this date, new Outing dates are listed below for your use. About a month before any planned outing additional details or changes will be posted to the website. Always remember to check for last minute updates and changes.


January

No outing planned


February

4th Annual TFF Sheepshead Spectacular
aka The Texas Prison Permit Invitational


  • When: Saturday, February 26, 2011
  • Where: East Matagorda Bay - Sargent, Texas
  • Start Time: 8:00 am – Boat Ramp on the ICW, Sargent, TX
  • End Time: 5:00 pm
  • Trip Leader: Alan Kulcak
  • Phone: N/A
  • E-mail: alankulcak@yahoo.com

    How to sign up: Sign up on line, call or e-mail the trip leader. To sign up on line, use the following link: http://www.texasflyfishers.org/swoutings.html

    Trip Details: We will meet up at the ICW Boat Ramp in Sargent, Tx. and fish the shorelines of East Matagorda Bay. Depending on how cold the water is and the tides, we'll probably kick the boats off around 8:00 - 8:30 am. The time will be confirmed prior to the outing date. Sheepshead cruise down the sandbar ledges in groups and you can literally stand there casting non-stop as they cruise by. Since sheepshead like your fly at rest on the bottom, retrieved with very slow strips, the preferred method of fishing is to wade rather than to pole a boat. While we will be wading (mostly) it will be on hard sand bars and you shouldn't have to wade far. Small weighted flies on a size 6 or 8 hook are recommended, and be sure to good sharp hooks for their tough mouths. A small black fly, about an inch long, with a little bit of chartreuse on the tail is usually the go to fly. Crab flies also work well also. The key is making a small fly that lands quietly, but still can get down to the sand quickly. The water depth is usually only about a foot or two deep. Not much weight is need just enough to make sure it's on the bottom. If you want to tie some up, contact Alan's for his list of best producers.

    Directions: To get there, take HWY. 59 South, exit HWY 36 in Rosenberg. Head south on HWY 36 and go south for about 45 min (through Needville, Damon, West Columbia, and Brazoria). Drive through Brazoria and take a right on FM 2611, (the red light just past the prison) Follow FM 2611, over the San Bernard River, until it "T"s into HWY 457 (blinking yellow light). Turn left onto HWY 457 and follow until you reach the Intercoastal Waterway Bridge. Go over the swing bridge and take a right along the beach. Drive down the beach road about a mile until it dead ends to the boat ramp!

    Important Trip Items: To participate be sure your member dues are current!

  • Have your Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
  • Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
  • Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
  • Extra change of dry clothes
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket
  • Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
  • Lunch, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
  • Wide brimmed hat and polarized glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries.

    Recommended Participant Guidelines: Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns

  • If inexperienced, then buddy up. (We'll find someone if you don't know of any)
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times. (this is not an easy location to kayak from)
  • Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.


    March

    Galveston State Park
    "The Wind Blew and My Fly Flew"

  • When: Saturday, March 26, 2010
  • Where: Galveston Island State Park, West Galveston Bay
  • Start Time: 7:00 am CDT
  • End Time: 4:00 pm CDT
  • Trip Leader: TBD - Looking for a Leader
  • Phone:
  • E-mail:

    How to Sign Up: Sign Up Online Here, call or e-mail the trip leader

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    Trip Details: Wade fish the bay side of Galveston Island State Park, kayak Dana and Carancahua Coves or fish West Bay from your boat. We'll meet up at the entrance of the Galveston Island State Park at 7:00 am and from there, those with kayaks or those who will be wading, will pay the park entrance fee, then proceed to the State Park Bay Side, and put in. Those of you with boats can put in at Pirates Marina. According to the TPWD, the gate will be open by 7:00am.

    Directions: Take I-45-S to Galveston. Exit 61st Street, turn right on 61st Street. Follow to the Seawall. Turn right and follow the Seawall to Pirates Beach. We'll meet up at the Galveston Island State Park the on the left.

    Important items:

  • To participate be sure your member dues are current!
  • Have your Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information. Be sure all guests fill out their portion of the waiver and sign it.
  • Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
  • Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
  • Extra change of dry clothes
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket
  • Waders, wading shoes and sting ray guards
  • Lunch, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
  • Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries
  • Hook N Line Fishing Map – Wade, Shore & Pier Fishing West Galveston Bay Recommended guidelines for participants:
  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up.
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

    Recommended Participant Guidelines:

  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up. (We'll find someone if you don't know of any)
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.(this is not an easy location to kayak from)
  • Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place


    April

    East Matagorda Bay – Outing
    The Search for Big Sow Trout on the Flats!

  • When: April 30, 2011
  • Where: East Matagorda Bay - Sargent, Texas
  • Start Time: 7:00 am – Boat Ramp on the ICW, Sargent, TX
  • End Time: 5:00 pm
  • Trip Leader: Alan Kulcak/Mike Graham
  • Phone: N/A
  • E-mail: alankulcak@yahoo.com or mgraham-rrsm@comcast.net
  • How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, call or e-mail the trip leader.

  • How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.
  • Directions: To get there, take HWY 59 South, exit HWY 36 in Rosenberg. Head south on HWY 36 and go south for about 45 min. (through Needville, Damon, West Columbia, and Brazoria) Drive through Brazoria and take a right on FM 2611 (the red light just past the prison). Follow FM 2611, over the San Bernard River, until it "T"s into HWY 456 (blinking yellow light). Turn left onto HWY 457 and follow until you reach the Intercoastal Waterway Bridge. Go over the swing bridge and take a right along the beach. Drive down the beach road about a mile until it dead ends to the boat ramp!

    Trip Details: We will meet up at the ICW Boat Ramp in Sargent and fish the south shoreline of East Matagorda Bay for, hopefully, some jumbo sized specks. We had one of our best turn outs for this outing last Spring and I hope we repeat this year. If you have a boat and plan on bringing it, please, do so. If you don't have a boat or kayak, let us know and we'll do our best to get you matched up with someone who has an empty seat. Last year, a lot of the fishing was done on foot along the shallow shore lines. Your fly box should include top water poppers, spoonflies, suspending or slow sinking and weighted flies in sizes up to 2/0. 6-8 wt outfits will be the norm, but with Spring winds, a 9 wt. wouldn't be considered overkill.

    Important Items:

  • Member dues are current!
  • Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
  • Extra change of dry clothes.
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket.
  • Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards.
  • Lunch, Water, snacks.
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant.
  • Hat, Polarized Glasses.
  • First Aid Kit

    About the Area: East Matagorda Bay is a relatively small and shallow bay (about 5-6 foot deep). Fishing will most likely, (depending on wind direction), will be done on the south shoreline of the bay. Healthy grass keeps the shoreline clear and allows us to be able to sight cast to fish. The shoreline in general has a sand bar that runs about 50' off the bank and a softer sand bottom between the bar and the bank. The fish should be set in there spring patterns, big trout will be up shallow along with the red fish feeding on glass minnows and small shrimp.

    Recommended Flies: Shrimp patterns and large profile patterns, deceivers and seaducers, are productive flies. Crab and Kwan style patterns also work well, as do V.I.P poppers and spoon flies. All flies should be weed less and slow sinking.


    May

    San Luis Pass / Christmas Bay
    Surf, Sun and Fun

  • When: Saturday, May 21, 2011
  • Where: San Luis Pass / Christmas Bay
  • Start Time: 7:00 am
  • End Time: 3:00 pm
  • Trip Leader: Pending – How about you Don?
  • Phone:
  • e-mail: doncpuckett@141.com

    Trip Description: Spend the day fishing the waters of San Luis Pass, Christmas Bay and, conditions permitting, the surf just outside the pass, for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, ladyfish and the other denizens of San Luis Pass. These areas can be accessed by boat, kayak or by wading.

    How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    Directions: From Galveston, take San Luis Pass Rd. (FM 3005) west. Cross the toll bridge. Note: There is a $2.00 toll, each direction, to cross the bridge. On the west side of the bridge, turn on the first street that goes Right and follow into the Brazoria Co. Campground. From Freeport / Surfside, take the Bluewater Highway (FM 257) appx. 15 miles to the Bright Light Store. Just as you pass the store but before the San Luis Pass Bridge, turn Left and follow into the Brazoria Co. Campground.

    About the area: San Luis Pass is a 1 mile wide pass that connects West Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the pass are a number of bars and cuts that attract trout, redfish and a number of other species. This area might be a good place to try out that intermediate line that you have stored away. But BEWARE, the tidal action and currents going through San Luis Pass create some nasty rip currents. Be sure to fish with a partner and, it might be a good idea to wear a PFD. To the west of the camp ground is Cold Pass and Titlum-Tatlum Bayou which connects Christmas Bay and San Luis Pass. This area can hold a good number of trout, redfish and flounder. Work the shorelines and grass but, it might be a good idea to use a fly with a weed guard. Once you are outside of Cold Pass, you can go to the right to Bastrop Bay or follow the shoreline to the south into Christmas Bay. The redfish and flounder like to hug the shorelines. This is a good spot to use that $7.50 Dupre Spoon fly.

    Important items:

  • Member dues are current!
  • Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
  • Inflatable PFD
  • Extra change of dry clothes
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket
  • Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
  • Lunch, Water, snacks
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
  • Hat, Polarized Glasses
  • First Aid Kit

    Recommended Equipment: 6-8 wt outfit with floating line. If you are going to fish the Pass or the surt, you might want to include an intermediate line. Also, take along some wire leader material just incase the Spanish Mackerel show up.

    Recommended Flies: Clouser Minnows, Bend Backs, Poppers, Spoon Flies, Sea Ducers, White, Conehead Wooly Boogers, all weedless. Note: Purple is also a good late summer color for flounder. /p>

    Recommended guidelines for participants:

  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up.
  • Have proper safety equipment.
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.
  • Check out Ray Crawford's book "Wade and Kayak Fishing the Upper Texas Coast" for additional fishing spots and information about the area.
  • Sign up early! Cutoff date is Wednesday August 25th.

    June

    St Joe Island and Fence Lake

    “Row, row, row you kayak”

  • When: Saturday, June 11, 2011
  • Where: Rockport - Fence Lake / St. Joe's Island aboard the Skimmer. Kayak and Wade Aransas Pass - Redfish Bay,
  • Start Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am - Saturday
  • End Time: 4:00 pm – Saturday,
  • Trip Leader: Chris Sumers
  • Phone: N/A
  • E-mail: Christopher.sumers@halliburton.com

    How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, call or e-mail the trip leader.

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    Trip Details: Saturday June 11th morning, at first light, we'll load out on M/V Skimmer and enjoy the trip over to St. Joes Island and the mouth of Fence Lake. Then, we'll load out the kayaks and spend the day paddling and stalking the shallow water flats for big redfish. At the end of the day (as late as 4:30 pm), we'll be retrieved by the Skimmer and returned to Rockport. Then for those of you that can stay for Sunday, we'll all head over to Aransas Pass and hit some of the shallow water flats in Redfish Bay, Brown and Root Flats or the Lighthouse Lakes for another morning of chasing redfish, specks and ladyfish.

    Cost: Saturday, June 11th: Transportation aboard the Skimmer – Cost TBD on per person basis. If you need to rent a kayak, they are available at Cost TBD per kayak/Per day. Box lunches [sandwich (turkey, ham or chicken salad), chips and cookie] are available for Cost TBD each. You will need to provide your own drinks. Tipping is optional and greatly appreciated. For more information about the Skimmer, check out the following link: Also let us know who is getting overnight accommodations, it is possible we'll have quite a few and we can get some group rates at the Drifters Resort. http://www.driftersresort.com A really nice place to stay with Roomside BBQ pits, ample parking, and complete RV park if desired. Very close to everything.

    Directions: Go to Rockport. (Exact directions pending) Load Out at the Skimmer Dock at the Fulton Marina.

    Important Items:

  • To participate be sure your member dues are current!
  • Have your Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
  • Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
  • Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
  • Extra change of dry clothes
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket
  • Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
  • Lunch, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
  • Wide brimmed hat and polarized glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries

    Recommended Participant Guidelines:

  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up.
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

    July

    The Annual Port O’Connor One Fly
    The Crystal One Fly Trophy is up for Grabs

  • v When: Date Pending – July 30, 2011
  • Where: Port O'Connor, Texas
  • Start Time: 6:00 am
  • End Time: 5:00 pm – Turn in Score Cards and flies
  • Trip Leader: Chris Sumers/Mike Graham
  • Phone: (713) 702-6712
  • E-mail: Christopher.sumers@halliburton.com – mgraham@kuhnandassociates.com

    How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, call or e-mail the trip leader.

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    Guidelines:

  • Any conventional fly pattern may be used. No tipping or attractant may be applied to the fly.
  • Every attempt must be made to declare and submit your pattern to the outing leader prior to the start of fishing.
  • A digital photo of your fly is not required, but would be appreciated.
  • Repair of flies may only be done with the use of glue or any adhesive.
  • Any re-tying of the fly with thread or the application of fly tying materials is prohibited.
  • Broken hooks may be honed or filed to a usable sharpness via any sharpening tool. Duct tape is not an approved adhesive.
  • All species of recognized saltwater game fish are eligible. Hard Head Catfish are not considered game fish.
  • If you plan on fishing offshore, please declare your intention at the time of your registration. You will be required to submit a separate score card for all fish caught offshore. "Fishing the surf" for trout, redfish, etc. will not be considered fishing offshore.
  • Fishing begins at sunrise. Fishing night fishing lights is not allowed.

    Scoring:

  • Scoring will be based on total length of each fish caught. All catches must be entered on an "official" score card and the score card must be completed and turned in to the judges, with the contest fly (if available), at the end of the days fishing.
  • Scoring ends for any contestant when his official fly becomes irretrievably lost.
  • A fouled hooked fish is not eligible for scoring. A foul hooked fish is any fish that is not hooked in the mouth.
  • Measuring, to the nearest inch, will be on the honor system.
  • No guessing on measurements. Each fish must be measured, using a rigid measuring stick or board, with 1 inch graduations, before it can be officially counted. In the event of a tie, the tournament judge may ask to inspect each of the measuring devices for accuracy. Photos of the catch with the measuring board will be helpful and appreciated.
  • When measuring a fish, make every effort to minimize handling. Once the fish has been measured, return it the fish to the water, revive it and release it as soon as possible.
  • Official procedure for measuring: Pinch the tail and close the mouth. Swing the tail if necessary to achieve the longest length.
  • First tie breaker will go to the angler with the earliest caught fish. If additional tie breakers are necessary, they will be announced at an appropriate time. All applicable fish and games laws will be observed. Proper etiquette is a must and, please be safe. These guidelines are subject to change and modification as directed by the One Fly Board of Directors and Rules Committee.


    August

    Chandeleur Islands with Capt. Troy Fountain
    "Let the Good Times Roll on the Double Trouble" Back by popular demand!

  • When: August 11, 12, & 13, 2011
  • Where: Biloxi Mississippi – On the M/V Double Trouble, Capt. Troy Fountain
  • Start Time: Pending
  • End Time: Pending
  • Trip Leader: John Carpenter
  • Phone: N/A
  • E-mail: Pending

    How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, call or e-mail the trip leader.

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    Trip Details: Two full days of guided fishing, lodging, and meals with Captain Fountain aboard the Double Trouble fishing the beautiful Chandeleur Islands off the LA/MS gulf coast. Fishing options will be inshore and offshore for pretty much whatever is biting. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Trip, a typical itinerary looks like this: Contact for additional Information: email:captchandeleur@cableone.net
    1.) Arrive Friday Trip out to islands at midnight.
    2.) Guided fishing Saturday and Sunday.
    3.) All meals (excluding Friday evening) are provided.
    4.) Lodging is provided Friday through Sunday on the Double
    Trouble. 5.) Depart Sunday night if you choose.

    Cost: $500 per person with a $250.00 deposit.

    Directions: I-10 East to Biloxi, Ms. Further directions pending.

    Important items:

  • To participate be sure your member dues are current!
  • Have your Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
  • Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
  • Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
  • Extra change of dry clothes
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket
  • Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
  • Lunch, plenty of water, snacks and power bars • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
  • Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries.

    Recommended Participant Guidelines:

  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up.
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

       

    September

    Padre Island National Seashore

    Let’s hope Ike left us some place to fish Tarpon, Jacks and Fix-A-Flat

  • When: September 23-25, 2011
  • Where: Padre Island National Seashore
  • Start Time: Saturday – 7:00 am, Sunday – 7:00 am
  • End Time: Saturday – 5:00 pm, Sunday – 12:00 pm
  • Trip Leader: Don Puckett
  • Phone:
  • E-mail: doncpuckett@141.com

    Trip Description: We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore during the anchovy migration, and target blitzing schools of ladyfish, jacks, redfish, and tarpon. The current plan is to camp overnight on the beach near the 40-mile marker, but hotels outside the park offer another option. Currently, there is no plan to arrange time with Billy Sandifer's Padre Island Safari's.

    How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    Cost (if any): National Seashore Entrance Fee $10 per vehicle

    Directions (Usually from a central point): About 250 miles (4-5 hours) from central Houston Search Houston to Malaquite Beach in an online mapping program. We'll meet at the Malaquite Beach parking lot on Saturday morning where I'll collect your Liability Waiver.

    About the area: At 60-70 miles long, Padre Island is the longest, undeveloped, barrier island in the world. Anglers with four-wheel drive vehicles can access almost all of it. Fall brings bait migrations and large schools of predators. The water is typically clear (much more so than Galveston). The club last did this trip last in September, 2006. Over that weekend 14 anglers hooked 8 tarpon. Countless large ladyfish were brought to hand, as well as some big jack crevalle. The typical fishing method involves cruising the beach while looking for signs of fish. When a school is sighted, anglers bail out and start casting. The Port Mansfield jetties (at the very end) offer deep water access. Driving on the beach can be difficult. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required. Realize that a tow for a stuck vehicle here could cost you thousands (yes, thousands). Cell phones do not work on the island, except at the extreme ends. The Malaquite Pavilion offers public showers to get off the sand and salt before the drive home.

    Important items:

  • Member dues are current!
  • Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
  • Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
  • Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
  • Extra change of dry clothes
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket
  • Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
  • Lunch, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
  • Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries
  • Vehicle rod holders
  • Tow rope
  • Jack and base plate
  • Fix-a-flat
  • Shovel
  • Spare Tire

    Recommended Equipment: 8 – 10 wt rods, full intermediate lines with at least 200-yds of backing. Short 4-5 foot long, straight leaders of 30-lb monofilament or fluorocarbon. Bite tippets of 50-80 lbs if targeting tarpon.

    Recommended Flies:

  • Surf candy
  • Clouser minnows
  • Lefty's Deceivers
  • Beck's Bombers

    Recommended guidelines for participants:

  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up.
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.


    October

    The 25th Annual
    SILVER ANNIVERSERY" REDFISH RODEO

  • Date: October 22nd, 2011
  • Place: Rockport / Aransas Pass, Texas
  • Time: First Light - 4:00 pm - Weigh
  • Headquarters: The Hideaway Lodge
  • Entry Fee: $40.00 Per Person by Mail, $50.00 at the Door.

    How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    The Legend of The Redfish Rodeo: The Inaugural Redfish Rodeo was the brain child of twelve local fly fishers. It was held in 1986 in Port O'Connor, Texas. The prize was only for the longest redfish, but it is understood that there might have been a side bet or two. Being catch and release, there had to be some honesty check and that's what brought about the two person team concept. The partners were not true partners. Each fished to win the prize and could not help the other. The next year it was held in Rockport.
    In 1988, the Gulf Coast Conservation Association started a fly fishing tournament in Port O'Connor. Since all twelve founders of the Redfish Rodeo were GCCA members, they opted to drop their tournament and support the GCCA. All the GCCA tournaments were held in Port O'Connor, which continued until 1995. In 1995, the Texas Flyfishers ran the tournament for GCCA, using their name. The next year GCCA informed TFF they could not use the GCCA name, but could use it as a benefactor. So in beginning in 1996, the Texas Fly Fishers renamed the tournament after the original Redfish Rodeo. The event is moved back and forth between Port O'Connor and Rockport. Our format is simple. Charge enough to cover the meals, rent, and door prizes, and hold a raffle to generate a donation for a local conservation /education directed organization, our primary purpose is to educate the public about catch and release and have a good time while doing it.

    The Redfish Rodeo is a two-person team, honor system fly fishing contest.

  • Your event entry form will serve as the Waiver of Liability. Please make sure it is completely filled out and signed before you mail in your entry (See Attachment)
  • Due to the short timing of this event we ask that you e-mail your intention to participate to csumers@comcast.net and bring your completed entry form and pay entry fees at the event. Entries accepted by e-mail until noon, Friday November 12, 2010. If later, please phone the event leader.
  • All entries must be caught on a fly, cast with a fly rod & reel. Team partners should witness each catch. Photos of the catch are required.
  • Lengths are measured to the nearest 1/8-inch using a rigid measuring stick or board. When measuring a fish, make every effort to minimize handling. Once the fish has been measured and photographed, return the fish to the water, revive it and release it as soon as possible
  • Prizes will be awarded for the longest redfish, longest speckled trout, and slam. A slam consists of one each redfish, speckled trout and flounder. In the event there is no slam caught, the alternate slam, consisting of a redfish, either speckled trout or flounder and one of the alternate species (black drum, ladyfish, etc.). Hard head catfish are not considered alternate species. In the event of a tie, a coin flip will determine the winning entry.
  • All Texas fishing and boating regulations apply. Proper etiquette is a must. Please be safe
  • Special Note: Remember, duck season is open and Port O'Connor is host to a good number of hunters every weekend. Please maintain a safe and respectable distance from all occupied duck blinds.
    These guidelines are subject to change and modification as directed by the Redfish Rodeo Board of Directors and Rules Committee.

    AND, after the boat is on the trailer…
    From 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Saturday evening, we'll all gather for the Rodeo Social Hour, the official "weigh in" and awards. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.


    November

    Marsh Madness
    “Around, around, around it goes, where we’ll fish, nobody knows ”

  • When: Saturday, November 7, 2009
  • Where: TBD
  • Start Time: 7:00 am
  • End Time: 3:00 pm
  • Trip Leader:
  • Phone:
  • e-mail:

    How to sign up: Sign Up Online Here, call or e-mail the trip leader.

    How to get outing waiver form: Download and Print Required item.

    Directions: TBD

    Trip Details: TBD

    Important items:

  • To participate be sure your member dues are current!
  • Have your Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
  • Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
  • Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
  • Extra change of dry clothes
  • Wind and/or water proof jacket
  • Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
  • Lunch, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
  • Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries

    Recommended guidelines for participants:

  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up.
  • If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

       

    December

    No outing - see you at the party.


  • 2007 Photos

    What We Do Best

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